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  1. theonedub

    theonedub habe fidem

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    Ive been using Swype for text input and its actually growing on me (plus I can still type regularly if I want without having to change an option).

    I just took a dremel to the standard dock's insert to fit my Atrix w/ Feather. It fits taking off the insert, but there is no support in the back and the entire weight of the phone placed on one microUSB port is a little unnerving. They have an insert that is supposed to be used with Motorola's Ruggidized Battery cover that would likely fit cases without mod, Im trying to find someone selling just the insert.
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  2. JrRacinFan

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    Installed the swype beta a few days ago and love it. I hate onscreen keyboard, now i find myself using it more and more.
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    well I dont actually know what to look for and what i have to do with them to use it
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    JrRacinFan Served 5k and counting ...

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    Alot of times you will notice custom roms already have a good stable kernel installed
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    t_ski Former Staff

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    I like swype, but I have issues with it on my phone. It likes to die after a few days, and it either needs to be reinstalled or the phone needs to be power cycled to reset the software.
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    I like swype, but it can't be used one handed easily so sucks for usability. brilliant for speed when you do have both hands though.
  7. Thrackan

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    Tried it, and I can see that this is useful for smaller phones like the experia x10 mini. It's purpose is kind of defeated on larger phones however. I can type way faster on the normal keyboard of my Desire.
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    Anyone here rooted a desire z?
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  10. Kovoet

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    Well I used samsung kies and I have just upgraded to 2.3 and like it except stuff like beautiful widget does not like to much.

    But I am liking it and in my store on the 4th May I will be selling the Galaxy II and really tempted to buy it. Thank god for staff discount
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  11. Bo$$

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    how much discount do you get?
    im looking at a desire Z sooo bad, this nexus one's screen is killing me!
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    Yeah I connected via Samsung Kies and went to the update option but apparently the 2.2 isn't available for the Samsung Galaxy Apollo until some time later this month :twitch:

    Thanks anyway :toast:
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    Techtu, are you worried about warranties, or being without a phone if you go with a custom rom and bork something? If you are a risk taker (DO IT, DO IT!!), then try a cooked rom from xda. i just totally wasted my galaxy s with what seemed to be an impossible situation---wrong file system(s) that the bootloader couldn't access...imagine putting a hard drive from a mac into a dell..well i was scared, but i fixed it...don't let these things stop you, unless you can't live (or others can't live) without your phone...

    ROOT! ROOOT!


    oh, update on the gtab...i was mistaken about the web. unbeknownst to be, flash scroll bars dont show up/not usable. found this while on dlink site looking up info on my router... bummer
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  14. Bo$$

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    can you believe that im still on 2.2.1 on my nexus one :mad:
    the 2.3.3 has been out for more than 2 months!
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    @ 1freedude -I have a couple of spare phones, so I'd never be without one :p and I am sometimes a bit of a risk taker but I am still somewhat worried that I'd "bork" it up some how! (When I've had the phone a few more months I feel I'll be alot more daring with it).

    What I don't understand though is if Froyo is officially out for the Samsung Galaxy Apollo (3) in other parts of Europe and the world then why isn't it realised here in the UK just yet?
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    Techtu

    The good thing about these phones is that they are very very hard to brick. Just as long as you make a nandroid back-up of your current rom before flashing a new one & don't bork your recovery everything will go ok.
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    I got to say 2.3.3 is a lot smoother especially with emails.
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    ohh, im dying for it!!!
    recently my phone has been REALLY smooth


    Anyone know where i can get the official nexus one dock?
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    I have some good news guys!!!!

    http://www.knowyourmobile.com/blog/812924/android_23_arriving_on_lg_optimus_one_in_may.html

    2.3 on all LG Optimus phones!

    I own a LG optimus one and its a great phone, I've rooted it and gotten the cpu overclock very high 800mhz and got something like 1200 on quadrant!! Well thats about to get even better. LG announced 2.3 to be released by mid-end of may on the whole Optimus line. This means better coding, less resource use, less lag and better gaming! Awesome! :)
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    Yeah, 2.3 is much smoother on my Galaxy S than 2.2 was.
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    InnocentCriminal Resident Grammar Amender

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    Are you still running a custom ROM Dave?
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    Does anyone else here have an LG Ally that they are using any OS after 2.2?
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    From a brief search and looking, all of the custom roms I found were old and either 2.1 or 2.2. Nothing close to being GB due to the release date.
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    t_ski Former Staff

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    I just got an email from Verison saying that an update was coming for my phone, and I had to download an updater app to prepare for it. The update is not available yet. Hopefully it's 2.3...
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  25. 1nf3rn0x

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    So, i have a predicament here. My current phone has a bug of which when you touch the screen during 3d games the cpu usage goes up to 100% and gives some fps hit. Now currently there is a fix for that on 2.2 which involves rooting my phone and putting a kernel/ coding, but 2.3 is going to be released on my phone within a month and the bug SHOULD be fixed.

    What would you do?

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